The Mount Pleasant Golf & Country Club


The Mount Pleasant Golf & Country Club, 2000-2001, was an engagement art project consisting of a 18-hole miniature golf course on 3 sites in central Vancouver accompanied by an ad campaign, contests and workshops. This participatory artwork, a collaboration with Nicole Engelmann, Jenny Ham, David Parfitt and Sakun Samarakun, involved the local community through an exhaustive consultative process to identify local issues and desires. Out of this process came the development of a strategy that would be as accessible to many residents as possible and encompass the entire inner-city neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. The resulting form was mini-golf, a family-oriented activity that would be invite players to play from site to site with putter and ball in hand. A glossy corporate-style brochure was produced that included a map of the sites with a scorecard that doubled as a quiz testing one’s knowledge about golf and Mt. Pleasant. Lifetime memberships, green fees, and putter rentals were free. The project was inaugurated with a tournament that attracted over 600 players.

Colour-mtp PioneerJ     MPGCC-3 kids at flag

Colour-mtp Kingsgate     MPGCC 1

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Colour-mtp Tournament     slide six (small)

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